Back to Professionals

Christine is an Associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment group and Litigation practice. She works with employers on a broad spectrum of matters, including discrimination claims under Title VII, the ADA, FMLA, and their state counterparts, wage and hour issues, and non-competition/solicitation disputes. She has experience litigating in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies. Christine has achieved early dismissals of matters before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and also assisted clients in reaching mediated resolutions. In addition to litigating employment claims, Christine advises employers on employee policies and handbooks, compliance with the many federal and state laws affecting employers, and on personnel decisions.

Christine also has experience with all stages of complex commercial litigation, including pre-litigation dispute resolution, motion practice, summary judgment, mediation, trial, and appellate practice. She enjoys developing creative solutions to complex legal problems. By doing so, she has used the tools of litigation to help clients address their business imperatives.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Associate (2016-Present)
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
    • Associate (2013-2016)
    • Summer Associate (2011)
  • The Honorable Joseph L. Tauro, United States District Court, Massachusetts
    • Law Clerk (2012-2013)
  • The Honorable Barbara A. Lenk, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    • Judicial Extern (2011)
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children & Family Law Division
    • Intern (2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
    • LGBTQ+ Law Section, Membership Chair
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Rhode Island

News & Insight

Publication

United States Department of Labor Rescinds 80-20 Rule for Tipped Employees

March 13, 2019

Employers in the restaurant industry are all familiar with the “80/20 Rule.” If an employee works in an occupation that customarily and regularly generates a certain minimum amount of tips per month, the Fair Labor Standards Act permits employers to pa…

Publication

Massachusetts Passes Act to Create Paid Family and Medical Leave and to Raise the Regular Hourly Minimum Wage to $15.

June 29, 2018

On June 28, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave and the Sales Tax Holiday (the “Act”). The Act raises the hourly minimum wage for non-tipped employees (i.e., the “regular” hourly m…

Publication

Rhode Island Supreme Court Rejects Individual Liability under the Fair Employment Practices Act

May 9, 2017

On March 8, 2017, the Rhode Island Supreme Court (RISC), for the first time, concluded that § 28-5-7(6) of the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA), like its federal counterpart under Title VII, does not provide for individual liability of a…

Publication

Sound the Alarm:

January 1, 2015
Publication

Punishment Without Conviction:

September 1, 2012
Show More Publications
Firm News

Christine E. Dieter Joins Hinckley Allen's Litigation Practice as an Associate

December 20, 2016

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Christine E. Dieter to its Litigation practice, where she focuses the majority of her work with the Labor & Employment group, but will also be available for general commercial litigation matters. Christine was most …

Events

Past Event

Labor & Employment Seminar 2019

May 22, 2019

Don't miss out on the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of employment & labor law. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 8:30 a.m. -…

Past Event

Connecticut Labor & Employment Roundtable 2019

January 10, 2019

Join us to discuss the changing landscape and latest legislation changes affecting Connecticut businesses and individuals. Bring your questions for our panelists! Roundtable discussion on evolving issues in discrimination law: LGBTQ+, pay equity, public a…

Past Event

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar

October 12, 2017

Join us at our Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar. Update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of law.

Past Event

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar

May 4, 2017

Don't miss out on the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of employment & labor law. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 8:30 a.m. -…

Show More Events